Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo meets family of Mexico earthquake victim

Cristiano Ronaldo paid tribute to a young fan who was killed in the Mexico City earthquake last month by meeting his family in Madrid.

Santiago Flores Mora was one of the 19 children that perished in the rubble of an elementary school which collapsed in Mexico City following last month’s earthquake that killed 358 people.

He was a big fan of Real Madrid and Ronaldo, as his mother explained in an emotional letter on Twitter two days after the tragedy and on the day Santiago would have turned seven years old.

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In that letter the mother described that her son dreamed of meeting the Portugal captain one day and regretted that while Santiago was alive she did not give “importance to the love her son felt for Ronaldo.”

Madrid treated Santiago’s parents and younger brother Leonardo to a tour of the Santiago Bernabeu last weekend, while club president Florentino Perez handed a team jersey with Ronaldo’s No. 7 to the boy’s father.

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